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Under the YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme, farmers holding up to 5 acres of land will be given Rs 50,000 assistance a year.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be invited to launch the YSR Rythu Bharosa programme on October 15 in Andhra Pradesh.

The Chief Minister set the launch date and completion timeline of various welfare programmes after a series of review meetings. Under the YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme, farmers holding up to 5 acres of land will be given Rs 50,000 assistance a year. It will be given in four equal instalments of Rs 12,500.

Jagan Reddy asked collectors to ensure fair and transparent implementation of the scheme. The village secretaries would issue cards to the tenant farmers to be applicable for 11 months.

He said 2.5 lakh village volunteers, recruited in 40 days, would start functioning on August 15 and act as bridge between the people and the village secretaries.

The chief minister was informed that 90 percent of grievances received under Spandana were being solved.

During day-long meetings, the flood situation in Godavari and Krishna rivers, recruitment of village volunteers and other issues also came up for discussion. 

Meanwhile, the CMO also announced that Jagan would be leaving for the United States on July 15 for a week-long personal visit to admit his daughter to a university.

Jagan, who will be accompanied by his family members, will leave for the US from Hyderabad on August 15 and return to Vijayawada on August 24. The Chief Minister is going to the US to admit his younger daughter Harishini Reddy in an under-graduate course in the prestigious University of Notre Dame, Indiana State.

The YSRCP chief's elder daughter Varsha Reddy is studying at London School of Economics.

According to an official release on Tuesday, Jagan Reddy's travel to the US with his family members is strictly personal and the entire cost of travel and stay is being borne by the chief minister from his personal finances.

However, taking advantage of his presence in the US, he will meet US officials, entrepreneurs, people of Indian origin and Non-Resident Telugu people in Washington DC and Dallas between Aug 16 and Aug 18. He will also meet leading entrepreneurs in Chicago on Aug 22, the official release stated.

This will be the second foreign tour by Jagan Reddy since assuming office as the chief minister in May this year. He along with his family members visited Bethlehem early this month. This was also a personal visit.

 

IANS inputs